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Jeff Samardzija, Bronson Arroyo take mound in Reds vs Cubs tilt

Chicago CubsCincinnati Reds
May 2, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

8-15TEAM RECORD11-11

Cincinnati will look to improve on its 11-11 record when take on Chicago, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Bronson Arroyo in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Jeff Samardzija, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.

View Chi Cubs vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-165 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 13 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 11 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.2 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Thursday, May 3

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